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Of Berlin, MD passed away on December 23, 2012. He was surrounded by family and friends. Michael was born on February 2, 1955 in Washington, DC.
Michael was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and held BS and MS degrees. He loved, "helping others to find hope, sometimes joy, and glimpse at what is possible." From 2000-2011, he practiced at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, MD. Most recently, he was a therapist at Go Getters in Salisbury, MD.
Michael married the love of his life, Gale, on September 26, 2010 in Ocean City, MD. He is survived by his wife Gale Cowles, his mother June Herrity Cowles, and his six sisters: Nancy Smith, Judy Sturm, Cathy Boyce, Margie Hamner, Ruth Soisson and Karen Pullen. He also is survived by seven brother-in-laws, two sister-in-laws, sixteen nieces and nephews, many friends, and his dog Shelby and cat Trickster. He is predeceased by his father Fred Dupre Cowles.
A memorial service will be held on January 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Garrett Park Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Ave., Garrett Park, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for a bench in Michael's name on the Ocean City, MD Boardwalk: Michael Cowles Memorial Fund, Sun Trust Bank, 5702 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 5, 2013